Melvin Thomas Williams Jr.
Published 10:00 pm Monday, November 19, 2018
On Nov. 14, 2018, our dear father, son and brother, Melvin Thomas Williams Jr. age 53, entered into eternal rest after a long illness.
Melvin Jr., was born on Feb. 15, 1965, to Melvin Sr. and Stylie Williams. He graduated from Forest Glen High School in 1983 and entered the U.S. Army. Stationed in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Germany, he served as a helicopter mechanic. After an honorable discharge, he settled in the New Jersey area and worked as a mechanic. Affectionately known as “Thomas” or “Will,” he was an avid comic book collector and had the greatest sense of humor.
Melvin Jr. was a kind and quiet man who was devoted to his family. He made friends with ease wherever he went. He loved to drive long distances and explore small towns and cities. He always found ways to build others up and was extremely generous.
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He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Sr. He is survived by two sons: Lamar Williams, of Dallas, Texas, and Joshua Everette, of Pottstown, Pa.; a daughter: Kaamilia Williams, of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; his loving mother and caretaker, Stylie; brother, Darryl (Marcyta); sister Tara (Michael); and grandson, Ayden Williams. He was loved by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at noon Nov. 24, 2018, at Faith Temple Apostolic Church, 476 Wellons St., Suffolk. A repast will immediately follow the service. He will be laid to rest privately at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Harris Funeral Home.